Green Lake Beach will open on Saturday, June 27 and remain open until mid-August for Town of Tully Residents only. 

Beach Hours of Operation- 12:00 - 6:30 pm daily (the beach will close from 3:00-3:30 each day)

  • When the beach closes, all guests MUST exit the beach grounds. 
  • Lifeguards will do a deep clean of all surfaces and restrooms. 
  • The beach will re-open at 3:30 pm for a new wave of beach guests.

Green Lake will be operating under the new NYS Covid-19 Regulations:

  • Maintaining a 50% beach capacity, which means the beach will operate at (35) max beach guests.
  • 6' of distance is required between individuals, except for members of the same household.
  • Any time individuals not of the same household/family unit are less than 6 feet apart from one another, they must wear a mask.
  • No large group gatherings (10+) of any size are allowed.
  • Groups are expected to maintain proper social distancing from other groups.
  • Social distance areas will be set up in the grassy area of the beach.
  • No games, or group activities are allowed.
  • Playgrounds, and beach sport activities are prohibited.
  • Deep water lap lane is closed, the diving board is open but restrictions will apply.
  • When the maximum number of guests (35) is reached, the beach will be closed and new guests will be allowed in as others exit.
  • Everyone must register upon arrival to the beach.
  • Restrooms will be open and cleaned every 15-20 minutes.
  • Beach is open to Tully Residents only
  • Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

We ask if you are feeling ill, have a sore throat, dry cough, body aches or fever, PLEASE STAY HOME!

Swim lessons will be addressed at a later date, if the beach staff feels comfortable offering lessons, they will be set up for mid-July.

Off-duty Lifeguards will help maintain social distancing rules, we ask the Tully Community to please follow all rules.  If we can not maintain a safe beach we will be forced to close.  NYS has set strict guidelines and it is our responsibility to follow them.  We hope that the Tully Community is able to safely enjoy Green Lake this summer!

Parks and Recreation Dept.

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There are a number of lakes in the Finger Lakes named Green. All of them are small glacial lakes with relatively clean water that appears to be green, though it really isn't. This Green Lake is in the Town of Tully in Onondaga County. About 35 acres in size, Green Lake is 55 ft./16.7 m. deep. Shaped like a tear drop, it is broad at the southern end and long and narrow through the center and northern end.

Green Lake has an interesting history. As with most small lakes, Green freezes over completely most winters. Before the days of refrigerators, the ice on Green Lake was cut with hand saws into 18-inch-by-18-inch/46-centimeter-by-46-centimeter blocks and removed with picks. Some of the ice blocks were stored in the town ice shed near the lake. These were dusted with saw dust to prevent them from melting slightly and re-freezing into an entire mass. The remaining blocks were brought to the town on horse-drawn sleds where they were sent by train to places as far away as South America. Every winter--cold weather permitting--the town still holds an ice harvest festival and keeps ice in the town's shed to use during the town's strawberry festival in June.

All of the land around the lake is privately owned with houses along the western shore and some houses along the eastern shore. A small town park is located on the southern shore with a supervised swimming area. Only residents of the town are permitted to use this park, however, the lake itself is a public lake.

In between the park and the houses is a marshy area that is good for watching birds and odonates. The northern end is fairly natural as well and is good for visual exploring.

Because the lake is so small, it's ideal for canoes and kayaks. The shore around the lake is not steep and, at the town park, slopes out gently for easy launch and take-out. The best time to use the lake is in the late spring before the park opens for the summer and in the fall. There is a parking lot across the road from the park.